I was having a tea party and wanted to have something fruity to go with the sweet and savory I had planned. I decided to try stuffing strawberries. At first I was just going to use Nutella, but then I decided to mix it with some cream cheese.
It was good, but I will try plain Nutella next time to see which I like best. After I made them they looked so naked. So I dipped them in melted chocolate. I like a dressed strawberry.
Stuffed and Dipped Strawberries
A selection of large strawberries, washed and dried. I used 10.
about 1/4 cup Nutella
slightly less whipped cream cheese
Melting chocolate, optional
I gently mixed the Nutella and the cream cheese in a small bowl. Don't worry if there are small streaks of cream cheese. Don't mix so vigorously that you loose the lightness of the whipped cream cheese.
Taste some and make sure you like it.
Use a paring knife to cut off the stem of the strawberries. Then gently cut a core out of the center of the top of the strawberries and set aside.
I have frosting bags, but if you don't you can use a quart size Ziploc bag. The sandwich ones are too thin. Snip off the corner and use a star shaped frosting tip. I just placed one in my frosting bag. Then fill the bag of choice with the Nutella cream cheese mixture.
Fill each strawberry leaving a little rosette on the top of each one.
Melt the chocolate according to directions. Dip each side of the strawberries in the chocolate and set on a sheet of waxed paper to cool. Try to avoid touching the filled part and ruining your rosette. I had extra melted chocolate and dipped some potato chips in it. I highly suggest this!
Chill in the refrigerator until time to serve.
I served these with Sweet and Salty Bacon Bars and cucumber sandwiches.
They were quite good. The filling had a tendency to ooze out of the strawberry when you take a bite. But then, if no one is looking, you can lick the filling off your fingers. And that was delicious, too.